B.irgit Dietze would like to talk to Tesla boss Ilan Moscow about many things. She is the head of IG Metall in Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony. And currently the world’s fourth so-called Gigafactory manufacturer of electric vehicles is under construction. The quiet community of Grunheide, located a few kilometers east of the capital, should be part of the success story of the technical visionary.
Musk plans to build half a million cars a year here as early as 2022, with about 12,000 new jobs initially planned. This is actually good news for Germany as a business. But for Dietze and her union, the project also concerns something else: the issue of power.